Three DLSPH faculty Receive Canada Research Chairs

Improving sexual and gender minority health, genome data sciences, and integrative molecular epidemiology are research priorities for three new Canada Research Chairs awarded to DLSPH faculty. Professors Daniel Grace, Lisa Strug and Rayjean Hung received Canada Research Chairs from the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat on November 13, 2018. “This Chair...

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DLSPH and UHN Launch Health Policy Blog

Medical Files

By: Dr. Kevin Smith and Professor Adalsteinn Brown Like every other domain of science, health care leaders must manage the onslaught of new evidence and insight. The number of papers published each month that describe what to do or what not to do to improve health care would overwhelm even...

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Patient engagement in research can improve health and the health system

CMAJ cover photo: building blocks of care

Does engaging patients in research projects improve health? A comprehensive collection of 17 innovative Demonstration projects – from youth involvement in mental health services to suicide prevention, Indigenous health, children with complex medical needs and more – highlights the value of patient engagement in research. Engaging Patients in Health Research:...

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DLSPH researchers find Canada scores poorly on tobacco and child poverty compared to the UK

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health Arjumand Siddiqi has compared public health indicators between Canada and other countries for many years, with a focus on the United States and Canada. In a recent study, she supported researchers Alexandra Blair and DLSPH Professor Emeritus...

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U of T experts, including IHPME’s Beate Sander, help lead new pan-​Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network

by Rebecca Biason, Events & Communications Coordinator, IHMPE Today, Federal Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor announced a $4 million investment in the first-ever Pan-Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network (CLyDRN) that will bring together researchers from over 40 universities across the country, as well as patients, public health experts and representatives from communities living...

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Higher levels of urinary fluoride associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children

Higher levels of urinary fluoride during pregnancy are associated with more ADHD-like symptoms in school-age children, according to University of Toronto and York University researchers. “Our findings are consistent with a growing body of evidence suggesting that the growing fetal nervous system may be negatively affected by higher levels of...

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U of T leading a new training program to strengthen Ontario’s public health workforce

group photo of PHESC Team

Public Health Training for Equitable Systems Change aims to improve professional skills in health equity, population health assessment and effective public health practice Earlier this spring, the University of Toronto received a $1-million Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Health-and Well-Being grant to support a comprehensive training program to improve...

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Three DLSPH faculty named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health Professors Patricia O’Campo, Raisa Deber and Prabhat Jha were named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, joining 2,000 Canadian artists, scientists and scholars in this prestigious group. “It’s thrilling to be recognized by a group of...

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Prescribing employment: Study identifies key features of interventions to help patients get jobs

By: Ana Gajic, St. Michael's Hospital  Health care organizations can play a key role in supporting unemployed patients find a job, suggests a new study by University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital researchers. “Employment status is a key social determinant of health, or a social aspect that impacts our...

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DLSPH Blog – Why U of T is launching a public health-​led Immunization Research and Education Centre

The DLSPH Blog is a digital platform that will explore issues that impact public health and health systems scholars on a biweekly basis. For blog ideas, feedback or comments, contact: communications.dlsph[at]utoronto.ca Immunization is one of the most effective public health interventions that saves millions of lives every year from infectious disease...

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